There are a lot of people talking about God under the guise of witness. But many times, when people are talking about God they are truly talking about themselves.
Genuine witness comes when the situation demands it — when you’re sent to witness. In these moments, you’re not witnessing as a volunteer, but as one who has been called forth by God. It’s about God’s claim on our life.
There will times in your life when you know that your experience of God is a story that has to be told. And you won’t be alone. God will be with you and will give you the words.
Witness is not just something done for others. We talk about God to more deeply experience God. The practice of sharing is a way to see the world through our faith.
Sermon by The Rev. Joe Gunby
Acts 6:8-7:2, 51-60
July 2, 2017